Volunteer Your Time
We are always looking for volunteers who are passionate about supporting the ladies at Freedom a la Cart on their journey toward restoration and self-sufficiency. There are several ways to donate your time and talent.
Human Trafficking Training
We encourage all volunteer to complete basic Anti-Human Trafficking training available through She Has A Name ministry. To become a CATCH/Freedom mentor, an additional Mentor Training is required.
VIEW DETAILS & REGISTER FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRAINING
Volunteer in Freedom a la Cart’s Kitchen
Work with Freedom catering service — Are you “at home” in the kitchen? We schedule volunteers to assist with our catering and box lunch social enterprise. If you would like to work alongside our employees in the kitchen (typically 9am-noon), email Susan Trianfo. A background check is required to work directly with our survivors.
CSB volunteer for larger groups — In addition to operating our catering business, Freedom has partnered with the Community Shelter Board and YMCA to manage the kitchen at the homeless shelter on Van Buren Ave. Our women prepare breakfast, lunch and dinner for the guests. If you would like to serve a meal at the shelter, these volunteers are managed by the Community Shelter Board. Groups up to 12 can sign up to serve dinner in the evenings. No background check is needed to serve a meal.
SIGN UP TO SERVE A MEAL
Lunch or Breakfast for CATCH Court
Catch Court is a specialty docket court for survivors of sex trafficking. Volunteers provide lunch before court each Thursday and breakfast each Friday. Lunches can be sandwiches, casseroles, salad, pizza, wraps, etc.- homemade or store bought – for 30+ ladies. Breakfast can be bagels, muffins, fruit, coffee and such – homemade or store bought – for 30+ ladies. If you are interested in helping with CATCH meals,
SIGN UP TO HELP WITH A CATCH MEAL
Periodically rides are needed for survivors to go to doctor and dental appointments as well as to the CATCH Court outings. If you are available to help on an as needed basis, contact Susan@freedomalacart.org. Mentor training and a background check is required to work directly with our survivors. Email Susan Trianfo or call (614) 992-3252 if you’re available.
Be a Friend
Become a Mentor
Mentoring is such an important role to the success of the CATCH Court clients. Many of the women have not had the experience of a consistent, loving and supportive relationship in their lives; we are in the position to provide a very special gift. This has been such a successful program for CATCH participants, we would like to expand it to also provide mentors to ladies entering our workforce training program.
The requirements of being a mentor include:
- Attend basic Anti-Human Trafficking training (available through She Has A Name ministry)
- Attend Freedom a la Cart’s mentor training
- Submit a BCI background check
- Personal interview with one of our staff
Mentoring is a two-year commitment and requires an estimated two hours a week.
Interested in becoming a mentor? Sign up for an upcoming mentor training on November 18th from 9:00am – 12:00 pm or email Susan Trianfo for more information.
Offer A Treasure
Eat Up! Columbus — A community culinary event featuring a six-course meal with drink pairing prepared by a collaborative team of our favorite local chefs. The evening includes exciting silent and live auctions, a wine pull and live music. It’s a time of celebration and inspiration as survivors share how Freedom has impacted their lives. All proceeds benefit Freedom a la Cart’s supportive services and workforce development program.
Date: February 10, 2018 at St. Charles Preparatory School
Volunteer committees include sponsorships, silent and live auctions, beverage donations, decorations, marketing, social media, graphic design, video, programing and ticket sales/registration. We also utilize volunteers at the event. We’d love to have you get involved! Email Susan Trianfo.
Host an Event — host a golf outing, have a human trafficking awareness event in your home, ask your church or book club to donate money or items to Freedom a la Cart. Email Susan Trianfo for more information.
Ordering box lunches or catering service from Freedom a la Cart helps to create awareness of the human trafficking issue and gives our women more hours in the kitchen. Please consider Freedom a la Cart for your next event or small group gathering! Check out our catering menu or call (614) 992-3252.
Use Your Voice
Be an Abolitionist
Educate yourself and others about human trafficking and the issues surrounding it. A few of the organizations that provide training opportunities are:
- Central Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition (CORRC): At their News & Resources page you can find other learning opportunities.
- Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force: They have a very insightful 30-minute Intro to Human Trafficking video done by the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force. Also, to the right is a link to a 1CE hour of human trafficking training.
- Lower Lights Christian Health Center: Lower Lights is a faith based organization, that provides training courses to educate those serving the community.
To obtain a BCI background check, locations can be found at:
Ohio Attorney General’s website.
Please have your background check sent to:
Freedom a la Cart
PO Box 21987
Columbus, OH 43221